Upon becoming a mom, “self-care” is usually a word that’s erased from our dictionary. We try to keep it in mind, but let’s face it, it always falls to the bottom of our priority list. And while physical health is no exception, it’s important to make it a priority. After all, a healthy and happy mom is a good mom! Blogger Veena Crownholm couldn’t agree more.
“I have always been a wellness enthusiast, but after having my son, I realized that getting your endorphins pumping and taking care of your body is a must if you’re going to keep up with your active toddler and [endure] sleepless nights,” Veena tells Babble.
As a career woman and a mom, Veena strongly believes that feeling good results in being the best mom and partner your family needs you to be. And while fitness doesn’t need to take a lot of time, she insists that making time for it is still essential.
“Workouts do not have to be an hour class or a long run. [They] can be a quick walk around the block, an on-demand class on TV, or 5 minutes of resistance training,” says Veena. “Never let time preclude you from taking care of you.”
What better time to embrace this outlook than with the start of the new year?!
Here are Veena’s five product must-haves when it comes to maintaining your physical health.
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1. Supergoop Sunscreen
This sunscreen is clean and non-greasy — perfect to use on both you and your kids!
2. UV Protectant Avocado Workout Top
Not only is this top extremely cute, but it also offers extra sun protection. It’s perfect for hiking or going to the beach.
3. UV Protectant Avocado Workout Bottoms
You can’t have an avocado top without some matching workout bottoms!
4. Insulated Water Bottle
Hydration is key to wellness and this is a bottle you can easily keep with you at all times.
5. Biossance Squalane Oil
This oil is great for keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day. And the best part? It doesn’t leave an oily residue on your skin, so you can easily apply makeup after!